Wednesday, March 14, 2007
So today I went back to the gym for the first time since I've been sick and let me tell you --
I dunno if it's just cause it's hotter, or because I haven't been in over a week -- but I had to take it slower today. WHAT A BUMMER!!! I had gotten up to doing 30 min at incline 5, 3mph pretty regularly and had started changing it up to increase the challenge -- like slower pace but incline 9 for the first ten minutes, faster lower incline for a while, then going to my "normal" base, but kicking up the incline slooowwwlllyyy... stuff like that.
Today I couldn't do my normal base. So that was kinda a bummer -- I stayed at it for my normal time, and mostly at 3mph, but when I was at that pace, I was at 0 incline. I'm sure I'll get back up in no time as I get used to it again, but that was kind of a bummer!!! :) At least I can tell if I'm pushing myself too hard and not just wear myself out so I can continue to recover from being sick and not relapse. That's a positive out of it!
I'm totally excited because I'm trying some new foods today. Oh and last night!!! Last night I made the "Southwest Chicken Stew" SparkPeople recipe. It was... not really stewlike. But it was good. Basically it's chicken cut bitesizish, green pepper, onion, garlic, Ro-Tel, black beans, corn, seasoned with cumin (I added some salt, pepper, and ground cayenne to heat it up a bit... my husband likes things SPICY.) I tell you what! Those servings are HUGE!!! I planned to have 1.5 since the recipe makes three... and it recommends serving it with rice! We didn't do the rice, but DANG. I was STUFFED. I should have stopped eating it, but I had already entered it into the tracker and even eating all of it I wasn't at my calories for the day. So... bleh.
Next time I make it I think I will serve it in a wrap with some cheese and lettuce and stuff as opposed to eating it as is. That way it's a bit less... HEAVY. And I can get more calories out of it. But yeah, I recommend the recipe! :) But back to today....
I bought some 100 calorie packs (Reeses and ... some chocolate kiss kind...) and also I got these little 50 calorie packs of apple crisps. I figure it'd be good to try some different easy things to audition as regulars. :) hahaha. Oh and I got a Kashi Go Lean Protein Fiber bar. I slept in really late this morning so I grabbed that for pre workout, and I'm gonna eat one of the apple packs and reeses packs in a minute kinda as a post workout food since I didn't have time to have a NORMAL kind of breakfast. The Kashi bar was good... but I don't think I'll be getting a lot of them. It'd be good to have around just in case. The stats on it are pretty good -- you can check out my food tracker on my page if you're curious. :)
For lunch I brought in some Whole Wheat Pitas, a baby spring mix of greens, alfalfa sprouts, Tahini... FRUIT! And some smartfood white cheddar popcorn. :) hehehe. But yeah, I haven't had a pita probably... since I've been married? In a long time. Maybe since then but maybe only once. hahaha. I mean I've had similar stuff, we've done wraps and whatnot. But yeah. So I'm kinda psyched.